With seven successful outlets across Suffolk and Norfolk, artisanal bakery and cafe group, Two Magpies Bakery, has just opened its very first ‘Mini Magpies’ site in the vibrant market town of Beccles, in Suffolk.
The new venture is a little different to the cafes and bakeries Two Magpies is known for in the region, with a smaller format targeting those who want to grab a quick coffee or handmade bake on-the-go.
The new ‘Mini Magpies’ cafe offers just 10 covers and will focus on pushing takeaway sales. It is the first in what the group hopes will be a concept they can roll out across the region.
Yasmin Wyatt, Operations Director, noted, “Since opening in Southwold over ten years ago, we have brought Two Magpies Bakery to towns and villages across East Anglia, and have developed a strong identity for delivering beautiful handmade treats, using only the best ingredients, whilst offering great customer service.
'Our amazing team will now deliver this same expertise and passion at the new Beccles site, with a similar selection of delicious bakes, hand-laminated pastries, sourdough bread and coffee, but all available to takeaway.'
“We have witnessed a change in people’s preferences since first opening and there is now a growing demand for great-tasting coffee and treats to go, particularly in these tourist hotspots. We hope the Mini Magpie concept is something we can roll out to other towns in the future,” added Yasmin.
The opening of the Beccles site means the creation of more new jobs. The new site will open at the end of January, 8.30am to 4pm, 7 days a week and will focus on takeaway sales, with a small seating area for up to 10 covers.
Two Magpies currently has a team of over 200 bakers, pastry chefs and baristas across its seven sites in Southwold, Aldeburgh, Darsham, Woodbridge, Norwich, Blakeney and Holt.